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Category Archives: Squash

Apr
29

Updates from Seattle Urban Squash

Visits to the Gates Foundation – Service learning continues! In March, SUS scholars visited the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation twice. Our first visit was for the Teen Action Fair and our second visit was to learn more about the work that the Gates Foundation itself does.   Spring Fundraising Tournament – A huge success! […]

May
25

Squash Club Championship Recap

  Our Squash Club Championship was won this year by Elena Wagemans, who played an almost flawless match in avenging the loss to her father, Wibe, in last years Final. Congratulations to Elena! Anton Bosian was the Consolation 1 winner in a tight match with Yos Wagemans. Charlie Carosella prevailed in the Second Division over […]

May
21

2015 Squash Club Championships Recap

  Well, another Club Championships is in the books. The tournament featured some familiar faces, some up and comers, and some new additions to the program that all combined to make it a very fun and competitive week of Squash. The Division 1 final was a repeat of the Fall Classic Tournament with Wibe Wagenmans […]

Sep
04

Back Corners

The back corners of the Squash Court seem to give most beginners fits. In fact, a tight shot hit to length is no picnic for anyone, but the best players can make it look easy. A good player handles the problem by reading the ball well, knowing when to take it early, when to wait, […]

Jul
06

Back Corners

The back corners of the Squash Court seem to give most beginners fits. In fact, a tight shot hit to length is no picnic for anyone, but the best players can make it look easy. A good player handles the problem by reading the ball well, knowing when to take it early, when to wait, […]

Mar
12

The Business of Squash

Squash is a bit like the retail business. The 3 most important things are location, location, location, or in squash…placement, placement, placement. If you can keep the ball in one of the four corners every time, you will prosper. Set it up in the middle of the court, and you will soon be out of […]

Jan
09

Squash: Refereeing

Countless articles have been written on rules and refereeing, and yet there is and always will be disagreements when it comes to a game of squash between two competitive players. The game moves quickly, and differences in perception will always exist even if we had instant replay with slow motion. So what can be done […]

Jan
03

Rules of Squash: a players right to play the ball

The most crucial part of the Rules of Squash pertains to a players right to play the ball. You are required to give your opponent a fair opportunity to see, run to, and hit the ball (including a follow through), and also to hit any part of the front wall. Failure to do so (interference) […]

Oct
07

Serve and Serve Return

Two shots not to be overlooked in Squash are the Serve and the Serve Return. If you hit either one poorly, you are more than likely going to have to pay the price. There are many different ways to serve the ball; hard, soft, lob, drive, backhand, forehand, and everything in between. Since this may […]

Aug
22

Squash Racquet Preparation

One of the most crucial elements in hitting the ball consistently well in Squash or any racquet sport for that matter is having your racquet ready to swing before the ball arrives. This is called good racquet preparation and the benefits are many. Generally speaking, you cannot have your racquet ready too early. When the […]

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